Do we reserve faith in God for a crises–or it is it our daily practice? Who (or what) do we rely upon more than we rely on God? Is it our intellect, talent, money, friends, family, power or position? When we have a problem, do we run FIRST to our family, friends, boss, or–our own intellect? Furthermore, do we plan our daily activities based upon what makes sense to US rather than asking GOD? Do we throw money at problems before we talk to God? Do we invest hours of studying for a test or preparing for a trial BEFORE we ask God to guide our preparation? To what degree do we engage God in our daily life? Is it only when we’re desperate?

When God challenged me to identify why faith in Him isn’t part of my daily decision making, He revealed a simple truth to me: The closer I am to Him, the more His righteousness, love and wisdom changes me; thus, the more frequently I engage Him into my life. The closer I am to Him, the more I see the REALITY of my desperate need for Him! The cataracts are peeled off my eyes and I SEE–He holds my breath and heartbeat; He is wise, loving, and powerful; and He longs to guide every part of my life so I may experience His amazing plan for me! The God of all Creation says to us: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” (Psalms‬ ‭32:8‬) His Word says: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James‬ ‭1:5‬) Is there any rational substitute for God’s guidance? Not if we believe He is wiser and more powerful than we are!

When we reserve faith in God only for a crises and fail to exercise faith in Him in daily activities–we’re simply cheating ourselves! The closer we get to God, the more He changes us to be more like Himself and our faith is awakened and we LIVE in a manner consistent with our confidence in His character. The closer we get to Almighty God, the more we see the absurdity of placing our faith in anything or anyone less. Impossibilities become realities. We learn–with Him, ”ALL things are possible!” (Matthew 19:26) Faith in God allows us to live in His magnificent reality!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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